The Sasquatch! Music Festival is undergoing a big change in 2014 by switching to a two weekend format, and the fest is bringing along some big names to hopefully ease the transition. The biggest name on this year's bill is the reunited hip hop supergroup Outkast, which hits the summer festival circuit after a six-year hiatus. While Outkast tops the bill for Memorial Day weekend, legendary Seattle rock band Soundgarden rocks the Fourth of July weekend festivities (which will include fireworks).
The holiday weekends will also feature performances by notables like the National, M.I.A., New Order, Frank Ocean, Queens of the Stone Age, Kraftwerk, Kid Cudi, New Order, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Robyn. And that's just the top echelon of the bill. Search further down and there are plenty of less heralded can't-miss acts like Sharon Van Etten, Waxahatchee, Deafheaven, Talib Kweli, Metz, and more. The comedy slate includes Princess (former Saturday Night Live cast member Mya Rudolph's Prince cover band), Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, and John Hodgman. And, of course, there's plenty of Seattle talent spread across both weekends including Seattle Met favorites Damien Jurado, the Physics, Shelby Earl, La Luz, Tacocat, Dude York, and Iska Dhaaf. A few more bands are still yet to be announced, but check below for the current extensive list and to see who is playing which weekend.
Tickets will be available either as a two weekend package for $550 or single weekend tickets $325.
Sasquatch! 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Lineup:
Outkast / The National / M.I.A. / Queens of the Stone Age / Foster the People / Kid Cudi / HAIM / Neko Case / Violent Femmes / Major Lazer / Tyler, the Creator / Chance the Rapper / Cut Copy / Die Antwoord / Phantogram / Foals / Elbow / The Naked and Famous / Cold War Kids / City and Colour / Cage The Elephant / Mogwai / Tune-Yards / Portugal. The Man / Bob Mould / Damien Jurado / Deafheaven / Big Freedia / Rudimental / Boys Noize / Gesaffelstein / First Aid Kit / Yelle / AlunaGeorge / Panda Bear / Parquet Courts / Phosphorescent / Washed Out / Band of Skulls / The Lonely Forest / Waxahatchee / Austra / Classixx / Black Joe Lewis / The Dodos / Liars / Tourist / Ryan Hemsworth / Tokimonsta / Chet Faker / Banks / Lucius / Hozier / The Stepkids / Half Moon Run / Little Green Cars / Crystal Fighters / Houndmouth, Cloud Control / Jonathan Wilson / Foy Vance / Mary Lambert / The Physics / Radiation City / La Luz / Willy Mason / Papa / Shakey Graves / The Growlers / Syd Arthur / Cowboy and Indian / White Sea / Rathborne / Pink Mountaintops / The Bright Light Social Hour / Big Scary / Modern Kin / Tacocat / Raz Simone / Sam Lachow / Gifted Gab / Hobosexual / The Grizzled Mighty / Fly Moon Royalty / The Flavr Blue / Deap Vally
Comedy: Princess featuring Maya Rudolph / Nick Swardson / Eric Andre / Bridget Everett / Charlyne Yi
Sasquatch! 2014 Fourth of July Weekend Lineup:
Soundgarden / Kraftwerk (3D) / New Order / Frank Ocean / Röyksopp + Robyn / Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon / Broken Bells / Tegan and Sara / Local Natives / La Roux / Gogol Bordello / Jake Bugg / Sharon Van Etten / Atmosphere / Kurt Vile and the Violators / Dr. Dog / Talib Kweli / Of Montreal / The Cave Singers / Rhye / The Bloody Beetroots / Dillon Francis / Big Gigantic / The Black Angels / Deltron 3030 / The Horrors / Junip / The Notwist / St. Lucia / Punch Brothers / Action Bronson / Lee Fields and the Expressions / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Sol / Thao and the Get Down Stay Down / Cloud Nothings / Casey Veggies / RL Grime / Tchami / Audion / Fuck Buttons / Courtney Barnett / Foxygen / Palma Violets / Mikal Cronin / Mac DeMarco / Jon Hopkins / Gold Panda / Majical Cloudz / Duke Dumont / Oneohtrix Point Never / Death / Black Prairie / Latyrx / Metz / John Grant / Reigning Sound / Black Milk / Typhoon / Cass McCombs / Young & Sick / No, Boy and Bear / Asgeir / Wild Cub / Gangstagrass / Phox / Ages and Ages / The Districts / Mimicking Birds / Chad VanGaalen / Shelby Earl / Hunter Hunted / Fly Golden Eagle / Sandrider / Helms Alee / Night Beats / Chastity Belt / Dude York / Iska Dhaaf / Kithkin / Pollens
Comedy: Demetri Martin / Eugene Mirman / Kurt Braunohler / John Hodgman / W. Kamau Bell / Kyle Dunnigan
Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 23–25 & July 4–6, Gorge Amphitheatre, $550; single weekend tickets $325.